April NC Climbing

After a few wet weekends, NC climbers welcomed in April with a weekend of stellar climbing weather. Saturday we found ourselves headed to Rumbling Bald. Since it is usually too hot for RB by early April, we were rewarded by a fairly empty parking lot and had many climbs to ourselves. The trees are really blooming throughout Lake Lure and we even saw some white mountain laurel blossoms. Hickory Nut Gorge is a good week or two ahead of Brevard with spring.

We mostly stuck with the area classics, heading up Zydego, Finishing School Blues, Southern Boys Don't Wear Plaid, Screamweaver, Pumping in Rhythm, and Fine Line before heading to Papa's and Beer to gorge on salsa and such.

Sunday was another gorgeous day, and we did an afternoon bouldering session at the North Side of Looking Glass. A couple of aid climbers looked to be having fun on the Glass Menagerie and the trillium is sprouting up all over the forest.

In shop news, we have a lot of new products at the shop right now. Come check it out and happy April!

Climb Globally, Shop Locally
Looking Glass Outfitters
69 Hendersonville Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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